Kenneth McClamrock and Rich Williams

Central Cabarrus coach Kenneth McClamrock (left) and Rich Williams (right)

CONCORD – Both the Jay M. Robinson and Central Cabarrus football teams will be fighting for plenty when they meet tonight at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs are trying to end their season with a win after facing one of the toughest schedules among South Piedmont 3A Conference teams.

At 1-9 overall and 0-4 SPC, the Bulldogs are fighting for pride.

“We’re just keeping our practices tough, trying to end our season on a high note and end things for our seniors well,” said Bulldogs coach Rich Williams.

The Bulldogs had their share of issues with maintaining possession lately, posting five turnovers a week ago in a loss to A.L. Brown. So they know for them to send their seniors away as winners, strong possessions and limiting turnovers will be key.

“Sustaining drives, we have to maintain drives,” Williams said. “We’ve had good drives going, and then we have penalties or turnovers. So if we can sustain drives and score touchdowns, we’ll be all right.”

On the Vikings’ side, they know a victory this week could help with their playoff positioning, and they’re especially looking forward to bouncing back from last week’s loss to Cox Mill.

“Obviously, we want to end the regular season on a high note,” said Vikings coach Kenneth McClamrock. “We didn’t show up last Friday night.”

Central Cabarrus also has played an extremely tough schedule, having faced six teams that won conference titles last year.

The Vikings understand the importance of a strong showing tonight, but they also know that the Bulldogs won’t be handing them anything.

More important than anything, though, a win for the Vikings would renew confidence after losing two of their last three weeks.

“Wins are always important, and with wins come natural momentum,” McClamrock said. “We didn’t have a good showing last week, so a win would help us get some confidence back.”

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